It’s safe to say Issa Rae’s breakout role in HBO’s Insecure made her a household name, especially with minorities. However, her new show, Rap Sh!t is slowly making its way to becoming another fan favorite on HBO Max.

The show’s season finale recently aired to good reviews after having a slow start post its premiere. Now, the groove of the show along with character development is giving fans that “Issa Dee” treatment of enjoyment.

Ahead of the finale, Rae stopped by REVOLT TV’s Drink Champs with N.O.R.E and DJ Efn where she dished on her new hit show and her character on Insecure.

When asked about the show’s upcoming season, Rae said,

“We haven’t gotten, you know, our ‘official’ season two yet. So we have to write season two. If we write season two and we get the green light, we’ll be shooting next year.”

The state of California awarded the show 12.6 million as a tax credit to film the second season which could indicate good news for fans. Aida Osman, who plays Mia Knight, said during an interview that as a writer on the show, she’s always thinking of innovative ways to keep the show’s creativity going.

“It’s just like we want to create the world that we want, and if we talk about it, it’s going to happen.”

Alberto Tamargo / Getty Images for HBO Max

The trio also revisited Rae’s introduction to network television when they touched on the character Lawrence (Jay Ellis). Towards the end of season one, Issa cheated on Lawrence with fan favorite Daniel (Y’lan Noel) during the time he was searching for work. Apparently, his business plan for Woot Woot never took off, on the show that is.

No less, male fans were not pleased when Issa stepped out of her relationship. Given he wasn’t able to provide financially and was going through depression from lack of work, Lawrence was a considerably decent man to date.

In the 29-second clip, the producer admitted that Lawrence was indeed a good man,

“I love that so many men saw themselves in him and they felt so betrayed, like, the nerve of this girl cheating on him. A good man, and he is but [Lawrence] has his issues.”

Lawrence did have his own discrepancies, but he at least aimed to do what’s right a lot more than languishing in the wrong. Not to mention, it’s very possible that in the series finale, he listened to Beyonce’s “Put A Ring On It” as Issa had a ring on her wedding finger.

There was a Lawrence for Issa, There’s a Lawrence for You

According to Inc, older women and African American women are among two groups who may have a hard time seeking and obtaining a suitable man for marriage. Their desired interests for a spouse versus those available in the dating pool are often mismatched. Origin and local regions also play a hand for singles to have options or lack of. However, statistics don’t dictate one’s outcome. Perseverance, self-confidence, healing any unresolved trauma and doing the work for one’s self-help radiate new energy and attractions.

Are Black People interested in Marriage?

U.S. marriages have been on a decline dramatically in the Black community. However, there are certain states where people of color, including Hispanics, rank higher for couples in matrimony, according to a 2005-2009 study.

States such as Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, to name a few have significant increases in women and men finding love and heading to the altar, per Census.Gov.

Midwest states Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, Michigan, and Iowa had a lower percentage for having married Black adults.

Other statistical information claims that marriage for Black people has a short shelf life or none at all. Factor in interracial dating and the legalization of same-sex unions can place limitations on men and women wanting to wed.

A 2005-2009 chart showing each state with high to low numbers of married Black adults.


Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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